English Language Proficiency Requirement

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Admission to University Study

TOEFL

The minimum TOEFL score for undergraduate admission is 73 (iBT) with minimum scores of 17 in the Speaking and Writing sections.

The minimum TOEFL score for graduate admission to all departments except the Department of Communication is 80. UWSP’s Graduate Program in Communication requires a minimum TOEFL score of 91 for admission.

UWSP's ETS/TOEFL Institution Code is 1919. Official score sheets (not photocopies) are required for admission. Applicants should arrange for their results to be sent directly to the UW-Stevens Point International Students and Scholars Office.

IELTS

The minimum IELTS score for undergraduate admission is 6.0 with no sub score below 5.5.

The minimum acceptable IELTS score for graduate admission to all departments except the Department of Communication is 6.5. UW-Stevens Point's Graduate Program in Communication requires a minimum IELTS score of 7.0

Official IELTS score sheets (not photocopies) are required for admission. Applicants should arrange for the IELTS.org to forward results directly to the UW-Stevens Point International Students and Scholars Office.

The English Language Proficiency Requirement is waived for applicants who are citizens of countries where English is the native language.

Conditional Admission to Undergraduate Study

Academically qualified students who do not have the required English proficiency may enroll in the UW-Stevens Point ESL Program and begin full-time undergraduate studies when they successfully complete all of the ESL Program's advanced level classes. Following this path, the undergraduate TOEFL requirement may be waived on a case-by-case basis.

The Director of the ESL Program may permit advanced level ESL Program students to enroll in some undergraduate classes before finishing their ESL Program studies. Conditional admission is available to UWSP ESL Program students only.

The University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point ESL Program offers college application workshops each session and provides on-going advising about entry into the university academic programs. It is important to submit UW-Stevens Point application materials at least 6 weeks in advance of the semester you plan to begin your academic study. You should NOT hold your university application until you have the required English proficiency score. You may use your end-of-session ESL program scores to meet the language requirement for final academic admission.

Questions about combining ESL Program and UW-Stevens Point undergraduate study should be directed to the ISSO Director.

PLEASE NOTE: Conditional admission is not available to graduate program applicants.